Liverpool allegedly placed a record-breaking offer for Italy forward Federico Chiesa in the summer.

The Reds have been strongly linked with a move for the Fiorentina loanee in recent months and the speculation has not yet subsided.

Undoubtedly the star performer as the Azzurri win the European Championship, Juventus star is a man in demand.

According to a recent report from the Italian newspaper Il Giornale, Liverpool attempted to break their transfer record to snap up the 23-year-old for £84 million.

The report claims that the Old Lady rejected all proposals as their current stance is to retain the services of the prized asset at all costs.

Due to sign for I Bianconeri permanently for €40 million (£36 million) at the end of this campaign, Jurgen Klopp’s side and others could rekindle their interest in 2022.

Thus far this season Federico has netted twice and provided one assist in seven matches for his team.

Bringing in additional options in the attack could be the next and most important stage of the evolution at the Merseyside outfit.

Already well-stocked with gifted youngsters in midfield and defensive areas, long-term replacements for Roberto Firmino and in particular look to be key next decisions.